The HeadStarter Network is a nonprofit organization created to provide a nimble, interdisciplinary, and forward-looking engine for propelling Head Start into a brilliant future and applying Head Start’s best practices and innovations to shaping new models of early childhood education.

The HeadStarter Network is powered by the National Head Start Association and governed by Head Start alumni.


The Head Start ecosystem


HeadStarter Network Board

  • Rey Butcher, Vice President of Government Affairs, Dominion Quester Corporation

  • Damon Carson, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Children, Youth, and Family Services, Neighborhood House Association
  • Annmarie Lanesey, President, Greane Tree Technology
  • Youlanda Upkins, Vice President of Early Learning, YMCA Metro Atlanta
  • Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director, National Head Start Association